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Top 10 upcoming Winter 2016 Anime

First of all, I would like to start by wishing you all a very happy new year! Here is a list of top 10 Winter 2016 anime.



New Winter 2016 Anime Series:


1. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)
Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Airing from: Jan 11, 2016

Why are we here? Why are we doing this?

Before Haruhiro had realized what happened, he was surrounded by darkness. Why was he here? Where was here? Even now, he still didn’t know. Those around him were the same as him, no one remembered anything other than their own names. And when they emerged from the darkness, the world that awaited them seemed like something out of a video game.

In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with the others, learns fighting skills, and as a soldier in the reserve force, takes his first steps into the world of Grimgar. What awaits him there, he doesn’t know…

This the story of an adventure born from the ashes.



2. Dagashi Kashi

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Comedy, Shounen
Airing from: Jan 8, 2016

Shikada Kokonotsu’s father owns a rural sweets shop, and his plan is for Kokonotsu to take it over one day. However, Kokonotsu wants to be a manga author instead! One day in summer, the cute but weird girl Shidare Hotaru, from the famous sweets company, comes to pay a visit. Apparently, Kokonotsu’s father is famous and she wants him to join her family’s company. However, he will only agree if she can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family business!




3. Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural
Airing from: Jan 8, 2016

Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating time until the accident is prevented. One day, he gets involved in an accident that has him framed as a murderer. Desperate to save the victim, he sends himself back in time only to find himself as a grade-schooler one month before fellow classmate Kayo Hinazuki went missing. Satoru now embarks on a new quest: to save Kayo and solve the mystery behind her disappearance.



4. Ajin

Episodes: 12
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural
Airing from: Jan 16, 2016

Ajin are humans that cannot die. Seventeen years ago, they first appeared on a battlefield in Africa. From then on, more of their kind are discovered within the human society. Their rarity in appearance means that, for experimental purposes, the government will generously reward anyone who captures one. In the present day, for what a certain high school student expects to be a typical summer holiday, his life is about to turn unexpected…




5. Musaigen no Phantom World (Myriad Colors Phantom World)

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Airing from: Jan 7, 2016

In the near future, spirits and monsters are in full sight. A boy leads a group of people with special abilities as they plot against a massive organization that takes advantage of a certain incident and eventually know the truth about their world in the process.




6. Divine Gate

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Airing from: Jan 8, 2016

When the Divine Gate opened, the living world, the heavens, and the underworld became connected, ushering an era of chaos where desires and conflict intersect. To restore order, the World Council is formed. As peace is restored, the Divine Gate becomes an urban legend.

In that world, boys and girls deemed fit by the World Council are gathered. They are ones who aim to reach the gate for their personal objectives. Those who reach the gate can remake the world.

What lies beyond the gate? When they reach the door, will the world change? Will it be the past that changes, or will it be the future?




7. Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Four Rhythm Across the Blue)

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Drama, Romance, School, Sci-Fi
Airing from: Jan 12, 2016

In a world where flying is as simple as riding a bicycle, there is a popular sport called “Flying Circus.”

The protagonist once had a bright future ahead of him in that field of sports but due to an overwhelming defeat in addition to a certain other reason, he has left that field. However, he meets the transfer student Kurashina Asuka and regains his passion as he teaches her how to fly.

With his situation changed, he participates once again in the Flying Circus. Just how high will he be able to fly this time with Asuka at his side?

This is a love story about the two who met while soaring in the skies, and the friends surrounding them.




8. Dimension W

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Sci-Fi, Seinen
Airing from: Jan 10, 2016


In the year 2072, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors—”coils”—that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.



9. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle)

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, School, Supernatural
Airing from: Jan 11, 2016

Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier. Lux accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, and incurs her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.




10. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
Airing from: Jan 14, 2016

The life of Satou Kazuma, a hikikomori who likes games, all too soon came to an end because of a traffic accident… It was supposed to, but when he woke up, a beautiful girl who called herself a goddess was in front of his eyes.

“Hey, I have got something a little nice for you. Wanna go to another world? You can take only one thing of your choice along with you.”

“…then I’ll take you.”

From here on, the great adventure of subjugating the Demon King will begin for the reincarnated Kazuma… Or so one would think, but it’s the labor for obtaining food, clothing and shelter that begins! Despite Kazuma wanting to live in peace, the goddess keeps causing problems one after another, and eventually, they attract the attention of the Demon King’s army!?






Honorable Mentions: Prince of Stride: Alternative (Sports from Jan 5, 2016) and Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru (Mystery, Romance, School, Slice of Life from Jan 7, 2016)


Anime (or Series) Continuing in Winter 2016:


1. Durarara!!x2 Ketsu

Episodes: 12
Genre: Action, Mystery, Supernatural
Airing from: Jan 9, 2016

Third and final course of the second Durarara!! season.



2. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season
Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen
Airing from: Jan 8, 2016

The second season of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu.




3. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri – Enryuu-hen (Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There! Fire Dragon Arc)

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Military
Airing from: Jan 9, 2016

Second season of the Gate anime.



4. Osomatsu-san

Episodes: 24
Genre: Comedy, Parody

Matsuno household has six naughty and mischievous sons (who are sextuplets), led by the eldest Osomatsu. They were grade schoolers back in the Shouwa period, but despite of still living in the same old household, the street view as well as the life style of modern day society have changed drastically.



5. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season (Snow White with the Red Hair 2nd Season)

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
Airing from: Jan 12, 2016

2nd season of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime.



6. Macross Δ (Macross Delta)

Episodes: Unknown
Genre: Action, Mecha, Military, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi

Macross Δ (Macross Delta) is set eight years after the events of Macross F.



7. God Eater

Episodes: 13
Genre: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Military, Supernatural

Anime adaptation of Bandai Namco’s PSP action game series “God Eater.”

Set in a post-apocalyptic Japan in the year 2071. The world has been mostly destroyed by mysterious monsters known as the Aragami. An organization known as Fenrir was made to exterminate Aragami using ‘God Arcs’, weapons made from Aragami cells. Those who specialize in exterminating Aragami are known as God Eaters. Their God Arcs originally could only keep a single form, however a new type has been discovered that can switch between gun and blade form. Since then, they have been classified new-types and the previous as old-types.



I hope my list helped. If comment your thoughts below and let me know what ‘Top 10’ list should I make next time. 🙂


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